Saturday 14 Muḥarram 1446 - 20 July 2024
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Was Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) the first to be created?

Question

Is it permissible for the Muslim to say in praise of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), “Yaa awwal khalq Allah (O first of the creation of Allah)”?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

 Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is the best of the creation of Allah, and the highest in status. But he is not the first of the creation of Allah. The first thing that Allah created was the Throne, not Adam or Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). With regard to the reports that Allah created Muhammad from light and put his name next to His Name, and that when Adam was created and the spirit was breathed into him, he saw that his name was written by the Throne – there is no proof that any of these reports were narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). And Allah knows best.

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Source:  Fataawa Samaahat al-Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Humayd, p. 16